It seems as though nobody has noticed that the firefighters and police officers still haven’t finished their labor agreements.
While the other city unions have theirs signed and sealed — except for the Public Association of Government Employees, which is taking their wage dispute to the state — the police and fire contracts are nowhere to be seen.
The 2010-2011 municipal budget was passed last month — and it plugs in about 2 percent raises for all employees. If the police and fire contracts — which account for the bulk of personnel — go any higher than that, the money will have to be found somewhere.
City officials can’t really comment on the status of negotiations, though.